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Overhydration

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 31, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 21:15

Guest: Kevin Miller, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Athletic Training at Central Michigan University  Young athletes are back on the field, conditioning in the late-summer heat to prepare for fall sports. Fears of dehydration loom large among coaches and parents – to the point they may actually be encouraging too much drinking. While dehydration is unpleasant and undesirable, it’s rarely fatal. The opposite condition is – and it’s become enough of a problem that some new guidelines have been developed.